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Former Gov. Spellman dies at 91

Spellman was Washington’s 18th governor

 

Simply Socks: Drive aims to collect more than 30,000 pairs for homeless

BREMERTON — Ten years ago, Kitsap Mental Health reached out to Kiwanis clubs in Kitsap County and asked them to buy socks to donate to… Continue reading

 

Capital Budget clears Senate Ways & Means Committee

Funding for numerous Kitsap projects on the line

 

Former Poulsbo mayoral candidate files application for appointment to City Council

POULSBO — Deadline for applications for appointment to Poulsbo City Council Position 7 is 4:30 p.m. Jan. 16. And the lineup so far includes some… Continue reading

County’s permitting process is online soon

PORT ORCHARD — Kitsap County’s Department of Community Development is transitioning to an online permitting process. All permits will be available online by Jan. 31.… Continue reading

Fathoms contestants get Toastmasters’ feedback

PORT ORCHARD — Contestants for the 2018 Fathoms O’ Fun royalty court tried out their platform speeches before an audience of avid listeners Jan. 9-10.… Continue reading

Tony Hillman, 39, is the newest Bremerton City Council member. (Courtesy photo)

Hillman appointed District 4 Bremerton City Council member

BREMERTON — Tony Hillman, controller for Habitat for Humanity, was appointed Jan. 10 to complete the City Council term of Greg Wheeler, who became mayor… Continue reading

Tony Hillman, 39, is the newest Bremerton City Council member. (Courtesy photo)
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1964, the year he received the Nobel Peace Prize. (Public domain)

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Federal holiday; schools, banks and government offices are closed in observance

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1964, the year he received the Nobel Peace Prize. (Public domain)
Darryl Thorn, 33, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for his involvement in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016.
                                Multnomah County Sheriff/Courtesy

Thorn seeks appeal of 18-month sentence

Participated in standoff at Malheur Wildlife Refuge

Darryl Thorn, 33, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for his involvement in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016.
                                Multnomah County Sheriff/Courtesy
Miss Poulsbo 2017 Caroline Atkins crowns Natalia Tucker as Holly Rouse looks on.
                                Jesse Beals/Olympic Photo Group

Titleholders’ priorities: Mentoring and empowerment

Miss Poulsbo, Miss Kitsap, Miss Silverdale win scholarships and commit to a year of service

Miss Poulsbo 2017 Caroline Atkins crowns Natalia Tucker as Holly Rouse looks on.
                                Jesse Beals/Olympic Photo Group
North Kitsap Fire & Rescue firefighters had contained a stump pile fire near Hansville around noon, but reported that the fire was “stubborn,” so firefighters would likely be on scene throughout the day.
                                NKF&R/Courtesy

Busy day for Poulsbo, North Kitsap firefighters

House fire in Lemolo, stump pile fire near Hansville

North Kitsap Fire & Rescue firefighters had contained a stump pile fire near Hansville around noon, but reported that the fire was “stubborn,” so firefighters would likely be on scene throughout the day.
                                NKF&R/Courtesy
Greg Wheeler began his term as Bremerton mayor Jan. 1.
                                Courtesy photo

Mayor Wheeler’s first days in office

‘The top priority is to get the police chief hired’

Greg Wheeler began his term as Bremerton mayor Jan. 1.
                                Courtesy photo
With photos of the Careaga family on display nearby, Kitsap County Sheriff Gary Simpson said each piece of evidence collected is bringing the case closer to being solved. (Nick Twietmeyer/Kitsap News Group)

Sheriff: ‘We will continue to be meticulous and persistent’ in Careaga murder investigation

Simpson says each piece of evidence collected is bringing the case closer to being solved

With photos of the Careaga family on display nearby, Kitsap County Sheriff Gary Simpson said each piece of evidence collected is bringing the case closer to being solved. (Nick Twietmeyer/Kitsap News Group)
The county Public Works Department and the Government Affairs Committee have been working to spread the word about alternate routes to and from Old Town Silverdale. (Visit Kitsap)

Silverdale Way Road Improvement Project update

SILVERDALE — Work continues through Jan. 17 on the joint utility trench at Lowell Street and Silverdale Way, as part of the Silverdale Way Road… Continue reading

The county Public Works Department and the Government Affairs Committee have been working to spread the word about alternate routes to and from Old Town Silverdale. (Visit Kitsap)
Gun rights supporters gather on the steps of the Capitol building for a rally Jan. 12.
                                Taylor McAvoy of the WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Gun rights activists rally in opposition to five firearm bills

By TAYLOR MCAVOY | WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — About 100 gun rights supporters rallied on the steps of the Capitol building in Olympia… Continue reading

Gun rights supporters gather on the steps of the Capitol building for a rally Jan. 12.
                                Taylor McAvoy of the WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Brandsma’s interim superintendent contract at SKSD is extended again

For the second time, South Kitsap School District’s interim leader’s contract has been extended.

South Kitsap community pool reopens after immediate safety issues addressed

Kitsap Public Health District gives the go-ahead to reopen; SKHS creating plan to fix lighting

Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue awarded Gretchen Ta and Nathan Sharp Citizen Life-Saving Awards Jan. 8 for their efforts Nov. 23 to help Tom Wilkinson in the Turkey Trot.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Two honored for saving life during Turkey Trot

Nov. 23, 2017 was no ordinary Thanksgiving Day for Tom Wilkinson and his family

Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue awarded Gretchen Ta and Nathan Sharp Citizen Life-Saving Awards Jan. 8 for their efforts Nov. 23 to help Tom Wilkinson in the Turkey Trot.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Bremerton schools get $1 million grant for math education

BREMERTON — The Bremerton School District was awarded a five-year, $1 million grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity, the district announced Jan. 5.… Continue reading

MLK Day March for Humanity Jan. 14 in Bremerton

The event to commemorate 50th-year anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination